A Little Giveaway!!
Monique and Michel from across the road came for dinner last night, and we had a very nice time. I cooked a "typically British" main course of chilli (!!) with garlic bread. They were much taken with the garlic bread which they had never had before - which is bizarre as so many British think of it as a French invention (presumably because it is often made with a baguette)
We started with a River Cottage warm salad of butternut squash, mushrooms and blue cheese (Très orginale was the verdict), the chilli, garlic bread & guacamole, cheese (including some cheddar I had in the freezer) and then Pannetone pudding. I used a BBC recipe, not the one Mr FD uses. Mine only had 3 eggs in, instead of Mr FD's 6 egg concoction. No wonder mine didn't taste quite as rich!!
A very pleasant evening...and in their usual generous way, they brought lots of gifts - homemade marmalade, home made Vin de Pamplemousse (grapefruit wine - nicer than it sounds!), chocolates, a bag of little brass charms from their antique shop, and a lovely scarf for me. Which I am wearing now.
Which brings us to the Giveaway...I have LOADS of cotton or silk or polyester or whatever thinnish scarves. More than I can wear, more than my holder can hold. If you would like a scarf just leave a comment with the basic colour you would like (if I have it!) I will count up the comments & the scarves on offer and divvy them out. Then I'll contact you for your address (if you're successful) and I'll send you a scarf. Simples.